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Working Girl: On Selling Art and Selling Sex

by Sophia Giovannitti

Hardback (unsigned) £14.99
Published 30th May 2023
Signed first edition £14.99
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Description

Sex and art, we’re told, are sacred, two spheres that ought to be kept separate from the ravages of the marketplace. Yet both prop up two incredibly lucrative industries, built on the commodification of creativity and desire, authenticity and intimacy. Our reaction to this should not be moral or political outrage, nor legal regulation or denial, but rather-as Sophia Giovannitti argues here-acceptance, through which we can find a more autonomous way to live.

In this searching and provocative work, drawing on cultural and political theory, the contemporary art world, and the author’s own experience as a sex worker and artist trying to make a living, Giovannitti argues that if we delve into our anxieties around art and sex, we can instead find new ways to live and spaces, however small, of freedom. When there is nothing left to protect, she argues, everything is possible.

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Working Girl: On Selling Art and Selling Sex
by Sophia Giovannitti

ISBN
9781839766701

Publisher
Verso Books

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
May 30, 2023

Dimensions
21.0cm x 14.0cm x 1.8cm